October 25, 2013 Subject:
What happened to the brother and sister???
It does leave you hanging about the very characters you have been watching all through the movie.
While it is very dated, this movie was probably very gritty and scary when it was shown back in the thirties. It does show how drug addiction robs people of their humanity. I am sure that there have been a lot of people who have done the things that the addicts in this movie did once they are hooked.
This movie contains the best name for a dive joint EVER... "The Dead Rat Club". Yes......
You realize just how far that the former carhop has fallen when she is stolling in front of "The Dead Rat Club" looking for customers and the bouncer tells her to get away from in front of the club. Apparently she is so low, she is giving a place named after deceased vermin a bad name.
The carhop is to blame for getting her boyfriend hooked on "the stuff" and she pays for it dearly.
I give it 3 stars out of 5. It isn't the worst movie I have seen here, but it isn't very good either.
This film was such a great example of early "After School Special". I can see it from both perspectives; 1.) 1930s concerned parent & 2.) Modern day, this is comedic film. If this were the 1930s & I were the divorcee parent of a little girl that I am now, I would be terrified. But at the same time I see it as I see "Reefer Madness", an absolutely hilarious & old propaganda film.
This is a very sad tale with a happy ending for one adventurous young woman, but it left the main story hanging. Unlike in Reefer Madness and Sex Madness, the basic concept is believable in The Cocaine Fiends. It is definitely an exploitation file, though.
I downloaded the mpeg1 file. The video is washed out with lots of missing frames and the audio drops low in two places.